Longlost shelby prototype little red found in texas field. It was presumed destroyed until it was found in a private storage unit in. Near perfect 1966 shelby gt350 discovered in storage unit. Reserve your unit for free in a matter of minutes, whether online or by phone.
The shelby mustang is a highperformance variant of the ford mustang which was built by shelby american from 1965 to 1968, and from 1969 to 1970 by ford. Amazingly, all those years ago this car begun as carrol shelbys promo car at californian racing events before finally making it to its resting place in this barn. Weve been a little hard on the cobra, and there probably is a decent car to be built here. Found in a storage unit in june of 2016, this particular shelby is especially special, as its one of. In fact, this is the kind of barn find we all dream about. The cobra body and chassis, of course, were made at ac cars in england and put on a boat for america. In the 1970s, the cobra daytona vanished without a trace. The original cobra was lightweight and extraordinarily powerful with a rockin 427 cubic inch ford under its hood.
If youve got a legitimate shelby cobra chassis and body, pay your storage unit bills or at least claim it before it becomes the property of the. In 1961 carroll shelby took a dated ac ace sports car and installed a ford v8 engine with a borgwarner t10 fourspeed transmission. In early 1967, based on the recommendation of fred goodell, a ford engineer who had joined shelby american, the 427 went back in for about the last four dozen cars. Brown in centre hall on april 25, featuring the shelby mustang gt500 which has 8,531 miles. Anyone catch the pawnstars cobra episode last night. The shelby cobra daytona coupe prototype sits in its rightful place, a museum founded by its current owner.
Shop ac shelby cobra vehicles for sale in phoenix, az at. After sitting for so many years, both cars deserve some fresh air and a few miles added to their odometers. If youre near eugene and looking for a project, the cobra might. Shortly after its publication, carroll shelby and phil remingtonthe two most important men behind the shelby cobrapassed away. Shelby american is the manufacturer and shelby cobra is the official name. Carroll shelby built only six daytona cobra coupes to contest the world manufacturers championship in 1964 and 1965.
His daughter, donna, volunteered a garagetype storage unit she rented. Fair had been asked by the texas attorney generals office to supervise the cleaning out of some storage units. They had the power and handling but lacked the aerodynamics to achieve the kind of speeds the ferraris could. Rare 1966 shelby gt350 fastback found in garage at.
The first shelby daytona coupe was built completely at the shelby american race shop in venice, california. We came across a 1964 shelby cobra that was discovered tucked away in the back of an old shed. It is after phil spectors ownership that the trail goes cold. In 2001 the car was rediscovered in a rental storage unit in california. I would have bet my next born child the guy had replica or something but after taking. Easily sort through selfstorage amenities like climate control and 24hour access as well as different storage options for your car, boat or rv. You always hear stories about the incredible treasures that people stumble onto when going through estates and abandoned storage spaces. Recently an auction company was brought in to sell off the assets of a recently deceased man, and when they opened up his garage, they were amazed to find this 1969 mustang shelby gt500 cobra jet in nearperfect condition. Our storage affiliates are independently owned and run, providing our customers with additional storage options. Its controversial body design was created by shelbys director of special projects, peter brock. Ferrari and shelby cobra found in deserted barn untouched. An automotive and cultural icon, just six original daytona coupes were built between 1964 and 1965. We offer fulltime on site managers, fenced and gated access, clean, safe, dry good lock storage company 3 great shelby locations. Original, numbers matching 440ci v8 now mated to a keisler a41 4speed automatic, 4wheel power disc brakes, factory air conditioning, power steering, 14 magnum 500 wheels, and so much more.
This true story eclipses the proverbial i found this 32 roadster under a stack of hay in a farmers barn yarn. A 1969 ford mustang shelby gt500 428 cobra jet was found under 40 years worth of dust, in otherwise mint condition, in a pennsylvania garage. Donna oharas father gave her the very first shelby daytona cobra after reportedly receiving it from phil spector. Stellar charger rt with a host of factory original options along with subtle upgrades for the driver enthusiast in all of us. Stories recorded and preserved in the historic vehicle associations this car matters project. Chances are high that youve heard of the legendary shelby cobra, but. The ac cobra is a hybrid american sportscar consisting of a british roadster with an american engine and transmission. Research, compare and save listings, or contact sellers directly from 15 shelby cobra models in phoenix. Still, the name remained 427 cobra, and csx3269 is among the last of such to originally have had a 428. V8 engine, fourspeed manual transmission, laddertype steel tubing chassis with independent front and rear suspension via aarms, transverse leaf springs and tubular shock absorbers, rackandpinion steering, and fourwheel hydraulic disc brakes.
What others are saying fire erupts from macdonald and hoberts daytona coupe while leading at the 1964 daytona 2000 km race for sports cars. Cheap shelby cobra project for sale reincarnation magazine. Ac cobra simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ferrari 275 and shelby cobra untouched for 27 years found this is. The shelby daytona cobra coupes extraordinary story includes beating ferrari, bursting up in flames, and spending three decades in a storage unit. At this writing, tom was taking the car to the famous concours delegance in pebble beach, california. So, shelby set out to building 6 coupes with the help of peter brock. In 2011, shelby enthusiast colin comer wrote shelby cobra 50 years. It was engineered and purpose built for auto racing, specifically to take on ferrari and its 250 gto in the gt class.
The example that was squired away is the first daytona coupe ever built and the only one that was assembled in the united states. They verified that it was a csx numbered car, but they did not show the numbers after the csx. The shelby daytona coupe is an american sportscoupe. Six cars that bridged the gap between the evolution of a classic roadster and a groundbreaking gt. How much horsepower does a 1968 shelby cobra 427 have. Original 1964 shelby cobra found in shed after 33 years. Choose uhaul as your storage place in shelby, north carolina, 28150 conveniently located at 3817 w dixon blvd, shelby storage is part of the uhaul selfstorage affiliate network. Most owners modified 289 cobra roadsters with racing modifications. The vehicle will be sold at auction in san antonio.
Self storage in shelby, nc 28150 shelby storage uhaul. Im sitting watching pawn stars and some guy walks in to the pawnshop saying hes got an original cobra body he got for free for hauling it away from a storage unit. Cobra found on pawn stars team shelby show full signature. The current owner is tom armstrong of seattle, washington. Mint 1969 mustang shelby gt500 found in garage, up for. The last 427, csx3360, left the shelby american plant in october 1967. It was presumed destroyed until it was found in a private storage unit.
Shelbys cobra was quite the force in racing, but they just couldnt take on the best ferrari had to offer. In 2014, shelby american announced a limited edition production of 50 cars for the 50th anniversary of the original 427 shelby cobra. An extensive legal battle ensued, but ownership of the car eventually fell to a collector. Designed as a corvettekiller it was one of the fastest cars available at the time. Six cars that delivered america their first world sportscar championship.
After the exceptional barnfind 427 cobra and ferrari 275 gtb2 from the same garage a few months ago, we asked tom cotter what could possibly be left to uncover. Ron gilligan auctioneering announced the estate auction for larry a. A dust covered ferrari 275 gtb and 427 shelby cobra were discovered in a storage unit beneath an abandoned house in north carolina that. It was presumed destroyed until it was found in a private storage unit in 2001 after the owner, donna ohara, committed suicide by. Chassis history of the six daytona coupes by pete brock. Shelby american installed the drivetrain, and painted and assembled the rest of the car in california. Choose uhaul as your storage place in everman, texas, 76140 conveniently located at 202 shelby rd. A fair amount of grime had collected on the vehicle which, apparently, turned off several bidders. It wasnt until 2001 when the car was found in a california storage unit after its owners suicide.
This is how it looked in 2001 when it was pulled from the storage unit. Thirtyseven years after carroll shelbys extraordinary little race car made big. Today, five of the shelby cobra daytona coupes have been restored and another one was found about ten years ago after being hidden away in a storage unit by an enigmatic, reclusive woman for decades. It is related to the shelby cobra roadster, loosely based on its chassis and drivetrain developed and built as an advanced evolution of which. This cobra that was found sitting for 33 years and is said to be the only unrestored cobra in blue and red livery. The 1968 shelby cobra 427 has 365 ps 360 bhp 268 kw horsepower.
The unusual and slightly dark history of shelby cobra daytona. Ever since carrol shelby released the cobra, it has been an american icon. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary shelby cobra. This 1966 shelby gt350 was recently found beneath years of accumulated junk in a shed at the villa 26 apartments, 2859 four wheel drive. Barn find 1968 shelby cobra gt500 mustang parked 41 years found duration. Cobra found on pawn stars open area discussion team shelby. Following the introduction of the fifth generation ford mustang in 2005, the shelby nameplate was revived as a new highperformance model, this time designed and built by ford.
Of these, none hold the mystery, intrigue, and racing pedigree of the infamous csx2287. A tow truck driver claimed to have been given it by a storage unit wanting to get rid of it. The unusual and slightly dark history of shelby cobra. The iconic shelby cobra based on the britishbuilt ac ace roadster first left carroll shelbys shop in 1962 with a 4. Shelby cobra daytona coupe csx2287 driven by dave macdonald.1382 1327 979 1319 632 1506 239 997 705 1390 221 1351 535 12 305 1433 543 347 1249 442 863 733 344 1027 1045 769 811 1433 1467 415 70 1333 1309 1318 548 1351